What a difference a day makes!! Owen has had a very restful day and the beta blockers appear to be working! He has not had any severe spikes in his heart rate and has been very peaceful most of the day. The doctors would like to see him stable without any spikes for 24 hours before they proceed with the process of extubation. He has gone up on his feeds through his feeding tube and we’re happy to report that his digestion is fully functioning! He has had very active bowels and is keeping the nurses very busy. We are very grateful that it's their job to change him right now. We know we’ll be doing our fair share of diaper changes once we get home.
Owen had an incredible moment with his Daddy today. The doctors have begun to wean him from his medications and he is becoming much more alert. Around midmorning today Jeff was talking to him and he opened his eyes wide and focused right on him. Jeff held his hand and spoke to him about sports, watching football on Sundays together, playing in the park with Jaxon and all the other fun things he plans to do with him. Owen was sticking his tongue out and focusing on him the entire time. They spent 30 minutes bonding and getting lost in each other's eyes. Watching them together it was as if time stopped and they were the only two people in the whole world. It was so incredible to be able to witness them making memories. I am so blessed to have him as my husband and the father of our precious miracle baby.
“When you change the way you look at things, the way you look at change.” Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning physicist